Orkney Mature Cheddar
Made from pasteurized cow's milk
Region: Orkney Isles
Type: hard, artisan
Flavour: creamy, mellow, savory, sharp
Producers: The Orkney Cheese Company Ltd
Synonyms: Orkney White Mature Cheddar, Orkney Coloured Mature Cheddar
Orkney Island Cheddar is cow's milk Cheddar crafted only from the milk sourced from the Orkney Isles. Flavour-wise, it is characterised by moderate levels of sharp acid notes, rounded taste and savoury, nutty notes. It always has a clean aroma with a firm but malleable texture which is smooth and closed. All Cheddar cheeses are matured for 6 to 18 months, providing a variety of flavour profiles.
Mature Cheddar aged for 12-15 months, is creamy and mellow with slightly sharp savoury flavour. The paste is bright even colour with a firm, smooth and silky texture. The cheese will be white or coloured, wherein the bright colour comes from a vegetable colour pigment added after pasteurisation.
Cheddar has always been a favourite on cheeseboards but also tastes delicious on sandwiches.